I created this sheet when my year 11 students were doing a conversation activity with the year 12. There are 2 activities. The first one is a speed dating format, though instead of naming the topic, as I usually do, I provided the students with a guide to know what subtopics I was expecting them to discuss in their pairs and on the right side, which grammar focus they could think about while talking. I gave students 10 minutes to talk with their partner. We repeated this conversation with a different partner a second time.
The second activity was a collaborative one. It addresses a new requirement in our Victorian study design, which has included a visual dimension to the traditional 4 macro-skills. We have not yet been given much detail about how this dimension will be assessed, so I try different things (previously I showed students infographics and asked them to write an essay as newspaper article). In this activity, small group of 2-4 students discussed the image, with my prompt questions as guide. They were given 5 minutes, after which a whole class discussion was held, focusing on cultural differences between France and Australia, and the topic of 'laicite' as a principle of French democracy.
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermédiaire (B1), Intermédiaire-Avancé (B2)
This resource is intended for:Secondaire/Lycée
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